Caen vs Metz
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 18th December 2016
Kick off at 13:30 UK Time
Venue: Stade Malherbe, Caen.
Caen are winless in their last 4 games and have dropped into the bottom three on 15 points. But their recent home form is decent and they have gone 3 games undefeated. Even at this stage before Christmas staying in Ligue 1 could well be a struggle for the team. If they are to do so it will be based on their home form.
Metz are in 15th position and a win would pull them clear of the relegation zone which is looming over them. They went down rather easy 2-0 away to Bastia and despite having the 6th best away record in the league their recent form has been poor. On the road Metz have lost 4 of their last 5 games.
Caen vs Metz: Head to Head Stats
The last time the two teams met this match ended 0-0. Home or away it has been five games over 3 years that Caen have not won this fixture. In this decade alone Metz have come here and recorded two 2-0 victories. Caen have just two wins from the past 8 matches played at home versus Metz.
Caen vs Metz: Prediction
Metz has a great record at this stadium and are just about having a better season than Caen. However Caen have a decent home record and whilst they rarely claim a victory in this match there is nothing to suggest that they couldn’t get one here. Metz away form has been appalling which the manager has done nothing yet to address. Except a very close game and minimal chances for both sides.
Caen v Metz: Betting Tips
Caen to beat Metz at 4/5 (1.80)
Anytime goal scorer Ivan Santini (Caen) at 5/4 (2.25).